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Hello and welcome to iGarden. Anyone who knows me will know that I am 'The Compulsive Gardener' - I love everything about gardening.

Allow me to share some of my enthusiasm and interests in gardening with a focus on the plants I know best and those that do especially well in my own Sydney garden.

This is more than just about plants: it's also about the people involved in gardening; their books and gardens; planting schemes; choosing appropriate plant types; colour selection... There is plenty to think and read about in iGarden.

So, while you are here, enjoy all my blogs, have a browse through my list of Plants and don't forget to check out the Discussion Forums, Marketplace, Garden Ramble and your local Gardening Events.

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"Plant intelligence"

Plants are smart!

One of the few books I can still recall reading for English at school was The Day of the Triffids ... Read On »

August in my garden

What's in bloom

See the full list of what's flowering in my garden this month. Here »


Jobs to do

For me, August is one of the busiest months of the gardening year. Read More »


My Gardening Tip of the month

This is one of the busiest months in my garden, as around the second week of August I begin a massive program of pruning most of my summer- and autumn-flowering shrubs and shrubby perennials, including Salvia, Buddleja, Plectranthus, Brugmansia, Justicia, Tibouchina and Duranta. I prune many foliage plants and perennial herbs, and cut my Clematis viticella hybrids back almost to the ground at this time too. For pruning suggestions for individual plants, see my plant reference directory. It will all look rather bare for a while but it is a wonderful relief to be able to cut away all the scruffy old stems and start anew.

My Plant Reference

My current garden is located in one of Sydney's northern suburbs so my focus is naturally on what does well here. I have grown over 277 different plant varieties that are all described in this reference.
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